The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan, has warned that from now henceforth anybody who incites the people to violence will be dealt with according to the law.
The minister was speaking in Lagos at the public presentation of ‘Watch The Watcher’, a book recounting the Obasanjo years written by Yinka Odumakin, at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja.
Adesiyan who noted utterances by some politicians to foment trouble during the general elections next year and form a parallel government if they did not win the election, said anyone issuing threats to incite violence in the country will from now be arrested and charged to court for inciting the people against the government.
“Let them try it now and I’m telling you all that I have started discussing with the Inspector-General of Police and the Director-General of Department of State Security (DSS) on the need to bring all those making inflammatory statements capable of causing violence in the land, to book.
“This government will no longer tolerate people making statements to incite the people against the government.
“This country belongs to us all and nobody can claim that it belongs to a section. They cannot capture power.
News Credit: Mirror